Temporary Protected Status Designated Country: Venezuela
Registration Period: March 9, 2021 – Sept. 5, 2021
Continuous Residence in U.S. Since: March 8, 2021
Continuous Physical Presence in U.S. Since: March 9, 2021
TPS Designation Date: March 9, 2021
Federal Register Notice Citation: 86 FR 13574
When to File for TPS If you are applying for Temporary Protected Status (TPS) under Venezuela’s designation, effective March 9, 2021, you must register during the 180-day registration period that runs from March 9, 2021, through Sept. 5, 2021.
We encourage you to register as soon as possible within the 180-day registration period. Go to the TPS page for information about registering.
Where to File Send your TPS package to the appropriate address in the table below:
If you live in: Florida: Then, mail your application to: Florida For U.S. Postal Service (USPS): USCIS PO Box 20300 Phoenix, AZ 85036 For FedEx, UPS, and DHL deliveries: USCIS Attn: TPS Venezuela (20300) 1820 E. Skyharbor Circle S Suite 100 Phoenix, AZ 85034
Any other state For U.S. Postal Service (USPS): USCIS PO Box 805282 Chicago, IL 60680 For FedEx, UPS, and DHL deliveries: USCIS Attn: TPS Venezuela (805282) 131 South Dearborn - 3rd Floor Chicago, IL 60603-5517
If we approve your TPS registration application and you filed Form I-765, Application for Employment Authorization, and paid the fee for an Employment Authorization Document (EAD) (or if we approved your fee waiver request), we will issue you an EAD with an expiration date of Sept. 9, 2022.
For more information on TPS eligibility requirements, what to file, and step-by-step instructions on submitting an initial TPS application package, go to the TPS page.
Other Immigration Options You might be eligible for other immigration options listed on the Explore My Options page. To apply for a lawful permanent status (Green Card), you must be eligible under one of the categories listed on the Green Card Eligibility Categories page. Once you find the category that may fit your situation, click on the link provided to get information on eligibility requirements, how to apply, and whether your family members can also apply with you.
Note on Seeking Asylum: Being granted and maintaining TPS until a reasonable period before the filing of the asylum application is considered an extraordinary circumstance for the purposes of the one-year filing deadline. In other words, having TPS status “stops the clock” on the requirement to file for asylum within one year of arriving in the United States, if the one-year clock has not already expired. See 8 CFR 208.4(a)(5)(iv).
Avoid Scams Please be aware that some unauthorized practitioners may try to take advantage of you by claiming they can file TPS forms. These same individuals may ask that you pay them to file such forms. We want to ensure that all potential TPS applicants know how to obtain legitimate, accurate legal advice and assistance.
A list of accredited representatives and free or low-cost legal providers is available on the USCIS finding legal advice webpage. We don’t want you to become a victim of an immigration scam.
If you need legal advice on immigration matters, make sure the person helping you is authorized to give legal advice. Only an attorney or an accredited representative working for a Department of Justice (DOJ) recognized organization can give you legal advice.
Visit the Avoid Scams page for information and resources.